I’ll be honest here. I will be voting Republican in the 2016 election. I side firmly on the right when it comes to fiscal policies. I have been since I knew what money was, and I will be until the day I die. It’s the smart thing to do. Most social issues don’t really impact me, so I could not care less. Just don’t regulate my guns. So, I vote for the party that my money would vote for.
Just like you and me, Mark Cuban wants to be a Republican, too. However, he knows that there is one thing that will keep the GOP from winning the presidential election every time. On Tuesday, he took to Cyberdust to explain just exactly what is wrong with our party.
From The Dallas Morning News:
I am so ready for the Mavs season to start. Until then the sport of the day is politics. Today’s game is trashing the Republican Party
I would prefer to be a Republican. I want smaller government. I want smarter government. Just like most Republicans
Put aside that I disagree with Republicans on most social issues. The Republicans have a much bigger problem that will crush them in every Presidential election until this changes.
The Republican Party requires that all their Presidential candidates Conform to Consensus.
If you don’t agree with every platform of the party not only are you called a RINO, a “Republican in Name Only. You are considered unelectable in primaries and become a source of scorn on Fox News
That’s a problem.
Leaders don’t conform to the consensus. They create consensus to their vision and goals.
Leaders don’t change their positions mid debate. They welcome scorn from the masses because it creates the opportunity for dialogue.
Leaders don’t look backwards to condemn what has already been done, they look forward to create a better future.
Leaders are not dogmatic. They are principled and know that change is never easy, but when it’s necessary, they must lead.
The Republican Party does everything possible to discourage leadership.
They want dogma.
They want conformity.
They want to conserve their romanticized past.
That’s a shame. I wish they wanted to conserve the best of what America is today and find a leader that can take us to new places that make our future better.
I realize that’s not the way politics work in this day and age. And that just proves the point.
And btw, I know a lot of the same can be said about the democrats, but I don’t want to be a democrat.
Until things change, I’ll sit in the middle and think for myself. Unlike the Republicans
Absolutely nailed it. Well said, Mark. Cubes for President 2016..
[via The Dallas Morning News]
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